"Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show how Navy Medicine personnel use simulators to provide realistic training. Paul participates in a simulated medical code, the delivery of a baby, and treatment battlefield injuries. (Produced by U.S. Navy Bureau of... Topic: Navy Medicine magazine
"We are proud of the achievements and advancements that were accomplished during the past year. One significant milestone andfundamental change was a shift in perspectives from health care to health -or in other words, adapting our approach from one that focuses onreactive treatment of illness and injury to one that focuses on proactively promoting healthy lifestyles, preventive medicine and population health."Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health AffairsLt. Gen.... Topics: military medicine, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Allison Paul, FOCUS (Families OverComing Stress) Family member."FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) is a program that taught us to develop ways of communicating our emotions, gave us tools to alleviate anxiety and stress, and connected us with other beneficial resources." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, stress
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs."Naval Hospital Bremerton’s resourceful efforts in improving patient safety were recognized May 2 in the 2013 DoD Quality and Patient Safety Awards by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (for) Health Affairs." Topics: NH Bremerton, patient safety, Navy Medicine magazine
Navy & Marine Corps Medical News 02-24Hospital Corps Marks 104th AnniversaryNavy Medicine Brings Healing Touch to IndonesiaPortmouth's New Clinic Helps Moms And NewbornsNaval Hospitals Picked for Healthcare Quality InitiativeNavy Nurse Is ICAF Honor GradCorpsman Named Meridian Military Citizen of Year"Say Yes," Says Hospital Lejeune Commanding OfficerNavy Medicine, NMIMC WebPages Get New Look, Operability50 Navy Medical Students Earn MDsMEDEVAC Space-A Now AuthorizedDesign Ideas... Topics: MEDNEWS, Hospital Corps, NMC Portsmouth, obstetrics, Indonesia, CARAT, humanitarian assistance,...
By Capt. Judith Epstein,medical researcher, U.S. Naval Medical Research Center & U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program."In fact, more person-days have been lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the 20th century. For the families of the deployed, the threat of malaria can be just as significant. Although scientists have been working for decades, we still have no licensed vaccine to... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, malaria, vaccination, Naval Medical Research Center
By: Dr. Richard D. Arnold, Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton Scientific Director."At Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) Dayton’s aeromedical directorate conducts aerospace-relevant basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Principal areas of investigation include spatial disorientation, situational awareness, motion sickness, adaptation to unusual acceleration environments, effects of altitude, sustained... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, NAMRU-D, aviation medicine
Capt. Stephen Savarino, Naval Medical Research Center, Head, Enteric Diseases Department."Diarrhea is the most often reported illness among troops in Iraq andAfghanistan, nearly two-thirds of whom reported at least one episode during deployment, half of those requiring medical care. The number one cause is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC which is found most often in food and sometimes in water. This type of illness is commonly called Travelers’ Diarrhea." Topics: vaccination, diarrhea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Naval Medical Research Center, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Rear Adm. Tom Steffens (Ret.), former Navy SEAL and founder, Exalted Warrior Foundation."So I met with my yoga teacher, Annie Okerlin, and we met with the Surgeon General of the U.S. Special Ops Command. We told him our idea about bringing yoga to the treatment of the wounded. He linked us up with the head of Therapy at Walter Reed, who was open to introducing adaptive yoga to both her staff and the patients. She was so helpful. For the next two years, we traveled to Walter Reed and... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, yoga, physical therapy, NMC Portsmouth
By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Mercado, MC, USN U.S. Naval Hospital Guam; interview by Joshua Wick, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs.Editor’s note: Several Navy Medicine personnel, medical treatment facilities (MTFs), units and programs were recognized this year by the Military Health System (MHS) awards program in February. The MHS awards aims to showcase the medical programs and service members who provide and support our medical forces. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, NH Guam, Family Medicine
By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery"As I start my journey as the 37th Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, I thank every one of you throughout Navy Medicine for your leadership and your accomplishments to date. I thank you for your service and the difference you make. I am proud and humbled to take the helm of this 63,000 person organization that is Navy Medicine." Topic: Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Petty Officer 2nd Class John O’Neill Herrera, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs. Topics: rehabilitation, sports, Paralympics, US Marine Corps, Warrior Games, NMC San Diego, Navy Medicine...
By Lt. Jesse Locke, clinical psychologist, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center."Stress and worry are not all bad! Yes, stress and worry actually have some benefits. Stress helps you feel energized and alert, and can motivate you to work harder and longer. Worry helps you stay focused on your problems long enough to allow you to come up with solutions. It also shows you and those around you that you really care for something or someone. That being said, there is a fine line... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, stress, psychology, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
By Capt. Jan Manary, Medical Program manager for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (SAFE), U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery."Understanding the access to medical forensic expertise is not uniformly available. Navy Medicine has partnered with the Department of Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and the Massachusetts Department of Health to bring tele-health consultative support to health care providers caring for... Topics: sexual assault, telemedicine, NH Twenty-Nine Palms, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Capt. Bruce C. Meneley, commanding officer, NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar, Afghanistan and Task Force Medical – South."Many of our staff will be rotating out soon and thoughts of home are frequently on their minds along with packing, getting ready to move, and turning over their jobs to the new arrivals. Even at the slowest times they remain vigilant though, ever mindful that any moment the pagers could go off indicating inbound casualties (as in the case when we... Topics: Afghanistan, military medicine, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Press release."Nava1 hospital ships operating in the Korean theater during the period July, 1950 through March, l952 have cared for over 33,000 United Nations patients the records of the Statistical Division of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery indicate. This is approximately 50 admissions per day for the period stated. Topics: hospital ship, Korean War, USS Consolation, USS Repose, USS Haven
By Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble, M.D. deputy director, TRICARE Management Activity."Enjoy the holiday, and remember a few easy precautions can help youand your family stay safe and healthy on Independence Day and throughout the summer." Topic: Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Lt. Mayra Proano, RN, department head acute care area, Naval Hospital Beaufort, Branch Health Clinic Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island."Here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, we see many heat injuries during the summer months, particularly in the acute care area (ACA) at the Branch Health Clinic (BHC) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island where boot camp and soaring temperatures often collide." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, NH Beaufort
By Terrence J. Lerma, emergency preparedness coordinator, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash."Planning and exercising a realistic after-hours scenario has helped usprepare our personnel for that actual scenario. This training gives them the experience needed ahead of time to be able to handle whatever needs to be done with limited resources and personnel." Topics: training, NH Bremerton, Navy Medicine Live Blog
"The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. Six (NAMRU-6) is a world leader in vaccine development for protection against diseases that negatively impact the warfighting mission such as travelers’ diarrhea or malaria. One aspect of this work is the NAMRU-6 animal facility, an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care certified facility, overseen by a U.S. Army veterinarian and enlisted veterinary specialist, Staff Sgt. Jared Schaefer." Topics: NAMRU-6, Veterinary, Medical Service Corps, Navy Medicine magazine
By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command PAO."AUSTIN, Texas – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH) gained 10 new U.S. citizens after the commanding officer and 10 hospital corps students participated in a naturalization ceremony in Austin on April 26." Topics: Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC),...
By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC)."Habits aren’t easy to change, unless you know some of the tricks of the trade, which is why the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department developed the 1-5-7 WOD (Wellness Objective of the Day) Challenge." Topics: Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Lt. Christine Supervielle, Psy.D, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton."On the other hand, service dogs belong to a specific owner that must meet the legal definition of disabled and perform at least three tasks in service to their owner to assist the disability. For people with PTSD, this might include awakening the owner from a nightmare, grounding the owner by physically putting pressure on the person’s feet or legs, or maneuvering themselves between the owner and other people. Service dogs... Topics: psychiatry, NH Camp Pendleton, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Captain Richard L. Haberberger, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center."This summer, NMRC is proud to have six high school students, five undergraduate students and one graduate student participating in our STEM outreach efforts. These students represent four area high schools (Northwest, Richard Montgomery, Montgomery Blair, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) and four colleges (Gettysburg College, the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, the... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, Naval Medical Research Center
"The U.S. Navy lead Pacific Partnership 2012 will perform humanitarian and civic action (HCA) activities in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia. USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) will serve as the command platform in addition to a Japanese Landing Ship Tank (LST 4001) OOSUMI." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, Pacific Partnership, humitarian assistance, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)
By Lt. Steven Fernandez, Head of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., Mental Health."While it is a myth that the suicide rate jumps around the holidays, the stress of the holidays can lead to neglecting the basic things that help us feel good: diet, exercise, rest, and peace of mind." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, NH Jacksonville, mental health, stress
By Capt. Elizabeth McGuigan, director, Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) & Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bill Robinson, deputy, Navy GME & CME."This year’s Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB), which chooses medical officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy for internship, residency, fellowship and non-clinical training, had a very different look – it was completely virtual! In 2012 the Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) team put... Topics: education, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Darnell Gardner, Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 Public Affairs."The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo, Egypt, began scientific collaboration in September 2011 with the Moroccan Ministry of Health to work on the eradication of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a disfiguring skin condition caused by infection with the organism Leishmania major (L. major)." Topics: NAMRU-3, Morocco, leishmaniasis, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery."The effects of possible sequestration, possibly coupled with a continuing resolution (no budget changes or new program starts from previous years), are on all our minds. I want to assure you that your senior leaders are completely engaged in looking at the dynamics and the toll on mission and people should these scenarios develop; however, we have reached a point where we must begin... Topics: BUMED, Navy Medicine Live Blog
"Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is a U.S. Navy Medicine, U.S. Pacific Fleet and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.: Topics: USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Pacific Partnership, Vietnam, hospital ship, humanitarian assistance, Navy...
Navy & Marine Corps Medical News 02-41Rota Hospital Deploys to Uganda To Support MEDFLAG-02Muddy Boots March Into Branch Clinic MillingtonNavy Medical Treatment Gets WheelsNavy Medicine Cares for Own at LA Trauma CenterMedical Reservists Sponsor Wisconsin's Boss LiftHSO Jacksonville Sailors Provide Sweat to Habijax HouseJacksonville Domestic Violence Resource ReadyNew Civilian Outpatient Billing Procedures Begin Oct. 1DoD/VA Program Tests Prescription Refills for TRICARE... Topics: MEDNEWS, NH Rota, Uganda, Africa, NH Jacksonville
By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ruth Suarez, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery det. Bethesda.*Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Topics: Hospital Corps, Navy Medicine Live Blog
"U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joe Delauriers was the first patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) to begin using the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL)." Topics: prosthetic, amputation, military medicine, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory,...
By Lt. Cmdr. Lori Christensen, environmental health officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery."The Papua New Guinea phase of the mission consists of our American Advanced Liaison (ADVON) team plus a Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) contractor from Hong Kong, the Australian ADVON members, the HMAS Tobruk (Royal Australian Navy) and the JS Yamaguri (Japan)." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, training, Pacific Partnership, humanitarian assistance
By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center,Preventive Medicine staff."According to the Centers for Disease Control, thousands of Americans get sick every year with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where we swim. The goal of RWII Prevention Week is to raise awareness about healthy and safe swimming." Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, swimming
"Hospital Corpsmen give fellow servicemembers routine, preventive andemergency health care. They help care for their families back home. They take part in relief missions, providing aid for hurricane or earthquake victims. Whether they are working in a hospital or on a ship, at a clinic or in the field, Hospital Corpsmen are always ready to give top-notch medical and dental assistance to the men and women of the United States Navy." Topics: Hospital Corps, Navy Medicine Live Blog
By 2nd Lt. Megan Donahue, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Lt. Robert Lennon, family medicine physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. "Why is it important for a child to receive all of his or her recommended vaccinations? Vaccines help prevent diseases that cause health problems and death by providing the vaccinated individual with immunity to the organisms that cause the diseases. It can take the body up to a couple of weeks to develop immunity to an... Topics: Navy Medicine Live Blog, pedatrics, vaccination
Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, host Paul Ross travels to Naval Medical Center San Diego Prosthetics Lab to learn first hand how the lab's medical personnel hand make prosthetics for patients missing a limb or limbs. Topic: NMC San Diego